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Appearing on a panel Thursday, March 9

Hi, All …
For those of you in the New York City area, I will be participating on a panel, “Laughter by the Month,” at Columbia University’s Butler Library, room 523, on Thursday evening, March 9 at 6pm.
The discussion will center around American humor magazines, from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries, and the collection of over 5500 issues, including Mad, Ballyhoo, Trump and other classics, donated to Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library by alumnus Steven Boss.
I also am donating much of my cartoon archive to Columbia and will talk about my publishing career that began in the early 1960s in the smallest no-name magazines and graduated to the top-names like The New Yorker and Playboy, among many other venues. Also joining the panel besides Boss and myself will be scholar Dr. Eddy Portnoy and educator Mark Newgarden. The event is free and open to the public.  
There’ll be a small reception afterwards, so if you’re there, come up and say hello.

I’m Appearing at The New School on February 28!


Hi!  Just to announce that I will be speaking — on “The Magazine Cartoon: Telling a Story in Only One Panel” — at the long-running, prestigious New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby beyond the entrance).  Admission is free and open to the public.

l’ll discuss and show samples of my multi-genre career in cartooning, including work with The New Yorker, on television, reportage, children’s books and teaching at Parsons in the 1970s that led to my widely-respected book, “Cartooning: The Art and the Business.” (I’ll have new copies available to sell and sign after the Q&A that will follow.)
Hope to see you there.NewSchoolMortTalk

Old Year, New Year, Same Subject

The tumultuous, incredible events that closed out 2016 and began 2017 were totally dominated by the subject of Donald Trump.  No need to fish around for material here; ready-made cartoon ideas jumped right out, so  cartoonists had little more to do than write down what we heard and what we saw in real life.  The headlines in the daily papers have been nearly impossible to twist because they were virtually unbelievable.  Here were a few for starters:17343cartoons 2 17344cartoons 1 17346cartoons 3 17351resolutionTrumpCold